Authorities Find Body Of Missing Boater In Vermilion Parish
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Search and rescue crews from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office and U.S. Coast Guard have recovered the body of a missing boater in Vermilion Parish.
Crews retrieved the body of 79-year-old Ernest Hebert, of New Iberia around 5 p.m. Thursday, about a half mile from the Oaks Canal in Vermilion Bay.
Authorities received a call around noon about the missing boater after learning that a boat, with two people aboard, had sunk in Vermilion Bay outside of Oaks Canal along the Northshore of Vermilion Parish. One of the boaters was rescued by a Good Samaritan shortly before noon. He was able to relay information to authorities that Hebert was missing.
Hebert's body was turned over to the Vermilion Parish Coroner's Office.
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